California Drivers Licence Written Examination

Question 1 of 58

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You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:

Select one of the following:

  • Paint your vehicle a different colour

  • Are cited for a traffic violation

  • Sell or transfer your vehicle

Question 2 of 58

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It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is ____________ or higher.

Select one of the following:

  • 0.10% - One tenth of one percent

  • 0.08% - Eight hundredths of one percent

  • 0.05% - Five hundredths of one percent

Question 3 of 58

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It is legal to drive with an alcoholic beverage container that has been opened if the container is:

Select one of the following:

  • Under the front seat

  • In the glove compartment

  • In the trunk

Question 4 of 58

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There is a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of the road ahead with its hazard lights on.You should:

Select one of the following:

  • Change lanes to the left and speed up

  • Slow down and pass very carefully

  • Stop your vehicle until you can see what has happened

Question 5 of 58

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You see a pedestrian with a white cane at the corner ready to cross the street. The person takes a step back and pulls in his cane .You should:

Select one of the following:

  • Stop and then proceed through the intersection because the person is not ready to cross

  • Stop your car a minimum of six feet from the crosswalk and wait for the person to cross the street

  • Honk your horn to let the person know when to cross the street

Question 6 of 58

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You were parked and have been waiting a long time with your turn signal on to re-enter traffic.However, traffic is heavy. You should:

Select one of the following:

  • Continue waiting and yielding to the traffic in the lane

  • Slowly inch your vehicle into the traffic lane

  • Drive on the shoulder until a gap in traffic appears

Question 7 of 58

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You enter a designated turn lane to make a left turn at an upcoming intersection. There is oncoming traffic. You should

Select one of the following:

  • Move to the left of the center lane

  • Signal before you arrive at the intersection

  • Turn your front wheels to the left to be prepared to turn

Question 8 of 58

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Which of these is a safe driving practice?

Select one of the following:

  • Using your high-beam lights in the fog

  • Staring at the road ahead of your vehicle

  • Checking your rear view mirrors frequently

Question 9 of 58

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Which child requires a child passenger restraint system?

Select one of the following:

  • A six year old weighing 60 pounds

  • A five year old weighing 55 pounds

  • A five year old weighing 65 pounds

Question 10 of 58

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You want to turn left at an upcoming corner. Give the right-of-way to:

Select one of the following:

  • Oncoming vehicles also turning left

  • Vehicles coming towards you

  • Pedestrians on the sidewalk waiting for a WALK signal

Question 11 of 58

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You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you. What should you do?

Select one of the following:

  • Drive to the right edge of the road and slow down

  • Drive to the right edge of the road and stop

  • Stay in the lane, slow down and let it pass

Question 12 of 58

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If you drive 55 mph in a 55 mph zone, you can be given a speeding ticket:

Select one of the following:

  • Under no circumstances because it is always legal

  • If road or weather conditions require a slower speed

  • Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road

Question 13 of 58

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Before you change lanes, you should check your mirrors and:

Select one of the following:

  • Never look over your right shoulder

  • Always slow down in your traffic lane

  • Look over your shoulder

Question 14 of 58

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Your driving lane is next to a bicycle lane. You want to make a right turn at the upcoming intersection. You:

Select one of the following:

  • May not enter the bicycle lane to make your turn

  • Should only merge into the bicycle lane if you stop before turning

  • Must merge into the bicycle lane before making your turn

Question 15 of 58

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Which of the following blocks the smooth flow of traffic?

Select one of the following:

  • Slowing down to look at an accident scene

  • Avoiding unnecessary lane changes

  • Using public transportation instead of your car

Question 16 of 58

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You are approaching an intersection at the posted speed limit when the signal light turns yellow. You should:

Select one of the following:

  • Slow down and proceed through the intersection with caution

  • Speed up to cross the intersection before the light turns red

  • Stop before entering the intersection, if you can do so safely

Question 17 of 58

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Which of the following roadways freezes first when wet?

Select one of the following:

  • Bridges

  • Intersections

  • Tunnels

Question 18 of 58

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The speed limit at an uncontrolled railroad crossing is:

Select one of the following:

  • 25 mph

  • 15 mph

  • 10 mph

Question 19 of 58

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You must show proof of insurance to law enforcement:

Select one of the following:

  • Only if you are involved in an accident

  • If you are involved in an accident or stopped for a citation

  • Only if you are stopped and cited

Question 20 of 58

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Which of the following is true about vehicles displaying a diamond shaped sign (indicating a hazardous load)?

Select one of the following:

  • They are not allowed to drive on freeways

  • They must stop before crossing railroad tracks

  • They are not allowed to exceed 35 mph

Question 21 of 58

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The driver ahead of you stops at the crosswalk. What should you do?

Select one of the following:

  • Cautiously pass the vehicle at 10 mph or less

  • Stop, and then proceed when all pedestrians have crossed

  • Change lanes, look carefully, and pass the stopped vehicle

Question 22 of 58

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You hit a parked car and can’t find the owner. What must you do?

Select one of the following:

  • Call your insurance company when you get home

  • Wait for the owner to return

  • Leave a note with your name and address on the parked car

Question 23 of 58

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You are driving in an area with few street lights on a clear night. If you cannot see well with your low-beam headlights, which of these actions would help?

Select one of the following:

  • Adjusting your instrument lights so they are brighter

  • Turning on your vehicle’s parking lights

  • Using your high beams

Question 24 of 58

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You want to park downhill on a two-way road and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?

Select one of the following:

  • So they face straight ahead

  • Right – towards the side of the road

  • Left – towards the center of the road

Question 25 of 58

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If you want to pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming car is approaching:

Select one of the following:

  • Honk your horn, and then pass the bicyclist

  • Slow down and let the car pass, then pass the bicyclist

  • Wait until the bicyclist rides off the roadway

Question 26 of 58

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When merging onto a freeway, you should be driving:

Select one of the following:

  • At or near the same speed as the freeway traffic

  • At the legal freeway speed limit

  • Slower than the freeway traffic

Question 27 of 58

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You are on a two-way road and the vehicle ahead of you is turning left in a driveway. You may legally pass the vehicle on the right:

Select one of the following:

  • If there is enough road between the curb and the vehicle

  • Even if you must drive in a bicycle lane to do so

  • Even if you must cross a solid white line painted on the road

Question 28 of 58

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Cargo extending more than four feet from your rear bumper:

Select one of the following:

  • Is illegal under all circumstances

  • Must be marked with a red flag or lights

  • Does not legally to be marked, but it is a good idea

Question 29 of 58

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When you change lanes or merge with another lane you:

Select one of the following:

  • Have the right-of-way

  • Should first stop and check for cross traffic

  • Need at least a four-second gap in traffic

Question 30 of 58

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you wheels should be pointed straight ahead, unless you are:

Select one of the following:

  • Waiting to make a left turn at a traffic light

  • Parked on a hill or slopping driveway

  • Parked on the side of a level roadway and there is no curb

Question 31 of 58

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You are crossing an intersection and an emergency vehicle is approaching with a siren and flashing lights. You should:

Select one of the following:

  • Stop immediately in the intersection until it passes

  • Pull to the right in the intersection and stop

  • Continue through the intersection, pull to the right, and stop

Question 32 of 58

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You may legally park your car:

Select one of the following:

  • At the corner in a intersection

  • Across a sidewalk if you are partially in a driveway

  • In a bicycle lane if there is no sign forbidding it

Question 33 of 58

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A pedestrian who is blind or visually impaired uses traffic sounds before deciding to cross the street. If you see a pedestrian with a guide dog or white cane waiting to cross at a corner, you should:

Select one of the following:

  • Stop at the cross walk and honk your horn

  • Drive into the crosswalk so the person can hear your engine

  • Pull up to the crosswalk so the person can hear your engine

Question 34 of 58

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You are driving in the far right lane of a multilane freeway. A line of five cars is merging into your lane ahead from an onramp. You:

Select one of the following:

  • Must maintain your speed and position

  • Must slow down to let the other vehicles merge

  • Have the legal right-of-way, but should make room for the merging vehicles if possible.

Question 35 of 58

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The speed limit in any valley is:

Select one of the following:

  • 20 mph

  • 15 mph

  • 10 mph

Question 36 of 58

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You should stop before crossing railroad tracks:

Select one of the following:

  • Even when the railroad tracks are out-of-service

  • Any time a train may be approaching, whether or not you can see it

  • If your vehicle has three or more axles

Question 37 of 58

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Two vehicles are approaching an uncontrolled “T” intersection. One vehicle is on the through road and the other is on the road that ends. Who has the right-of-way at the intersection?

Select one of the following:

  • The vehicle on the through road

  • The vehicle on the right

  • The vehicle that arrives first

Question 38 of 58

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Which of these statements is true about driving and taking medications?

Select one of the following:

  • Most cold medications can make the person drowsy

  • Over-the-counter medications cannot impair driving ability if taken in the recommended dosages

  • Medications are safe to take at any time if prescribed by a doctor

Question 39 of 58

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Which of these statements is true about child passengers?

Select one of the following:

  • Children 1 or older and over 20 pounds should ride in the front seat

  • Children under age one should not ride in the front seat in airbag-equipped vehicles

  • The front seat is generally the safest place in the car for children six years of age and older

Question 40 of 58

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You should adjust your rear-view and side mirrors:

Select one of the following:

  • Before you get into the car

  • Before you start driving

  • After you start driving

Question 41 of 58

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If there is a deep puddle in the road ahead, you should:

Select one of the following:

  • Maintain the posted speed to make it through the water

  • Steer your vehicle around the water, if possible

  • Shift into neutral as you drive through the water

Question 42 of 58

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All of the following are dangerous while driving. Which is also illegal?

Select one of the following:

  • Wearing a headset that covers both ears

  • Having one or more interior lights on

  • Using cruise control on residential streets

Question 43 of 58

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You are driving in the far right lane of a four-lane freeway and notice thick broken white lines on the left side of your lane. You are driving in:

Select one of the following:

  • The carpool lane and must merge into the next lane

  • A special lane for slow moving vehicles

  • An exit lane

Question 44 of 58

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Which of the following is true about large trucks?

Select one of the following:

  • Trucks have fewer blind spots due to the vehicle’s height

  • It is best to pass trucks very slowly and on the right side

  • Trucks often appear to travel slower because of their large size

Question 45 of 58

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You must make a written report (SR 1) to DMV if you:

Select one of the following:

  • Fail to pay your registration fees within 90 days of receiving your renewal notice

  • Are involved in an accident and there is more than $750 in damages

  • Allow a licensed driver from another state drive your vehicle

Question 46 of 58

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A peace officer is signalling you to drive to the edge of the roadway. You decide to ignore the officer’s warning and flee the scene. You are guilty of a misdemeanour and can be punished by being:

Select one of the following:

  • Fined up to $1000

  • Jailed in the county jail for not more than one year

  • Given an warning and a citation

Question 47 of 58

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To be sure a lane is clear before you change lanes, you should:

Select one of the following:

  • Look in your outside mirrors only

  • Look over your shoulder into the lane you want to enter

  • Always turn your head and look over your right shoulder

Question 48 of 58

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When a traffic signal light isn’t working at an intersection, you should:

Select one of the following:

  • Come to a complete stop, and then proceed when it is safe

  • Stop before entering and let all other traffic go first

  • Slow down or stop, if necessary

Question 49 of 58

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The speed limit for school zone where children are present is _______ unless otherwise posted

Select one of the following:

  • 15 mph

  • 25 mph

  • 30 mph

Question 50 of 58

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To turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street, start from:

Select one of the following:

  • The lane closest to the left curb

  • The center lane

  • Any lane as long as it seems safe to do so

Question 51 of 58

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Allow extra space in front of your vehicle when following a:

Select one of the following:

  • Station wagon

  • Passenger car

  • Motorcycle

Question 52 of 58

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If there are two solid yellow lines dividing opposite lanes of traffic, you may:

Select one of the following:

  • Cross over the lines to make a left turn from or into a side street

  • Cross over the lines to pass another vehicle unless there is a “No Passing” sign posted

  • Cross over these lines to make a U-turn unless there is a sign prohibiting U-turns

Question 53 of 58

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When parking your vehicle on any hill:

Select one of the following:

  • One of your rear wheels should touch the curb

  • Use your parking brake and leave the vehicle in gear or “park”

  • Your front wheels should be parallel to the road if there is no curb

Question 54 of 58

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Which of the following is a proper use of vehicle lights?

Select one of the following:

  • Using low beams during the day on narrow country roads

  • Using high beams because your low beams are not working

  • Use parking lights while driving through a tunnel

Question 55 of 58

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When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice:

Select one of the following:

  • Shift to a low gear before going down steep hills

  • Maintain traction by following other vehicles closely

  • Pump your brakes to keep them from freezing

Question 56 of 58

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You can make a right turn at a solid red light after you check for pedestrians and other traffic:

Select one of the following:

  • Only if there is a sign that permits the turn

  • At any time, if you slow down and signal before making the turn

  • If you stop first and there is no sign to prohibit the turn

Question 57 of 58

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You can make a right turn at a solid red light after you check for pedestrians and other traffic:

Select one of the following:

  • Only if there is a sign that permits the turn

  • At any time, if you slow down and signal before making the turn

  • If you stop first and there is no sign to prohibit the turn

Question 58 of 58

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Check your rear view mirrors:

Select one of the following:

  • Often to see how traffic is moving behind you

  • To see if a vehicle is in your blind spot

  • Only when you are slowing down

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